- a soft yellowish mineral wax, C38H78, darkening on exposure: found in bogs and coal beds.
Also hatch·ett·ine [hach-i-teen, -tin] /ˈhætʃ ɪˌtin, -tɪn/.
Origin of hatchettite
1865–70; named after Charles Hatchett (c1765–1847), English chemist; see -ite1
Also called adipocerite.
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